Albania's opposition lawmaker throws ink to PM Rama

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-14 22:14:58|Editor: xuxin
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TIRANA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- An Albanian lawmaker from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) threw ink to the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama during the Parliament session on Thursday.

Albanian lawmakers were to vote on the ratification of NATO's protocol accession for the Republic of North Macedonia.

The session was disrupted when Rama criticized the speech of Lulzim Basha, DP leader, who harshly criticized the government for corruption.

In a reaction, the opposition lawmaker Edi Paloka threw ink at Rama.

The Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruci asked Paloka to leave the hall and suspended him for 10 days from the parliament.

According to the Democratic Party, the reaction of Paloka came due to the constant mockery that Rama did in the previous parliament sessions.

"The action of ink throwing is a rejection of the bullying exerted by the PM, which is witnessed by the public opinion," said DP in a statement.

Albanian National Guard and the State Police reacted to the throwing incident.

"At the today's plenary session in the Albanian Parliament, the DP lawmaker Edi Paloka attacked Albania's PM Edi Rama with a prepared chemical solution," the announcement of the National Guard and State Police reads.

According to the statement, the Guard of the Republic of Albania with the support of the specialized structures of the State Police has launched an immediate investigation into the aggression and also the criminal proceedings.